Is 3rd place such a bad thing?

#1Wii_TruthPosted 8/2/2014 4:54:52 PM
Hypothetically if PS4 sold 100 million, Microsoft sold 50 million and Wii U sold 30 million, is that so terrible if Nintendo profited in the end? The race for second place seems like more of a pissing contest to me...
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#2Crystal_DreamPosted 8/2/2014 4:55:32 PM
If you're not first, you're last.
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#3Granadico_Posted 8/2/2014 4:56:48 PM
I feel profit is more important. Though it looks bad for the company who was in last place, both internally and externally (the consumer)
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#4iKhanicPosted 8/2/2014 4:56:54 PM
No, but the Wii U has been on track to sell 15-18M units in a lifetime., which is a very bad thing. If you adjust for the expansion of the market, that's about as well the Dreamcast or Genesis would have sold if they were around today.
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#5j_darrellPosted 8/2/2014 4:58:00 PM
It'd probably be unfortunate for Nintendo. Historically, I don't think most people who bought the system would care.
#6MaouSadoPosted 8/2/2014 4:58:01 PM
The whole "race" period is the biggest steaming pile of feces ever created. It's the single most juvenile, pedantic piece of **** to grace our hobby.

Yet it's the best diversion the industry could have implemented to keep "gamers" away from thinking about how anti-them the industry has become.
#7Wii_Truth(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2014 4:58:22 PM
Crystal_Dream posted...
If you're not first, you're last.


Quoting the great Ricky Bobby, I see..
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But...but..bu...Nintendo built a new building!
#8theFAKEsheridanPosted 8/2/2014 4:59:46 PM
For a fanboy like you, I would say yes.
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#9Crystal_DreamPosted 8/2/2014 5:02:19 PM
Wii_Truth posted...
Crystal_Dream posted...
If you're not first, you're last.


Quoting the great Ricky Bobby, I see..


Seemed appropriate.
Though everything is awesome.
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"Petals dance for our valediction and synchronize to your frozen pulsation...
Swirling wind sings for our reunion and 9.8 is my acceleration." - Mili
#10Wii_Truth(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2014 5:03:36 PM
theFAKEsheridan posted...
For a fanboy like you, I would say yes.


I am proud to be a Nintendo fan. At least I am not as ignorant as others who are brand loyal, and think there is nothing worth playing outside of their console of choice.
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But...but..bu...Nintendo built a new building!